Guide to the Constance Hope collection on Lotte Lehmann PA Mss 84

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Liebhaber, 2011.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
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Title: Constance Hope collection on Lotte Lehmann
Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 84
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.33 linear feet (1 document box, 1 oversize box)
Date (inclusive): 1936-2009
Date (bulk): 1936-1953
Abstract: Material related to Lotte Lehmann from the collection of Constance Hope (1908-1977) public relations specialist and artists' agent.
Physical Location: A portion of the collection is located at the Southern Regional Library (SRLF). Inquire at Special Research Collections for access.
Creator: Hope, Constance

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Constance Hope collection on Lotte Lehmann, PA Mss 84. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Processing Information

Processed by Zachary Liebhaber, 2011.

Scope and Content

This collection comprises programs, correspondence, clippings and financial records related to German soprano Lotte Lehmann (1888-1976). Also included is a type-written manuscript of a translation into English by Frances Holden of Lehmann's autobiography My Many Lives. In addition, the collection includes a run of Lotte Lehmann transcriptions for the Columbia Records Masterworks of Music radio series, mostly for the year 1941.


The collection is divided into the following series: I. Programs, II. Radio Transcriptions, III. Correspondence, IV. Miscellaneous. Radio transcriptions have been organized alphabetically by subject.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lehmann, Lotte
Press clippings


Series I. Programs

Box-folder 1: 1

Programs undated

Box-folder 1: 2

Programs 1941

Box-folder 1: 3

Programs 1942

Box-folder 1: 4

Programs 1943

Box-folder 1: 5

Programs 1944

Box-folder 1: 6

Programs 1945

Box-folder 1: 7

Programs 1946

Box-folder 1: 8

Programs 1947

Box-folder 1: 9

Book and album inserts undated


Series II. Radio Transcriptions

Box-folder 1: 10

Lehmann, Barlow Orchestra 1943 February 22

Box-folder 1: 11

Lehmann at home 1941 March 1

Box-folder 1: 12

Lehmann, Beethoven 1941

Box-folder 1: 13

Lehmann, Brahms undated

Box-folder 1: 14

Lehmann, Mendelssohn 1941 March 31

Box-folder 1: 15

Lehmann, Mozart 1941 October 20

Box-folder 1: 16

Lehmann, Schubert 1941 March 31-1941 April 7

Box-folder 1: 17

Lehmann, Schumann 1941 March 31

Box-folder 1: 18

Lehmann, Straus 1941 October 20

Box-folder 1: 19

Lehmann, Wagner 1941 March 31

Box-folder 1: 20

Lehmann, Wolf undated


Series III. Correspondence

Box-folder 1: 21

Constance Hope 1943

Box-folder 1: 22

Eric P. Hvolboll 2009


Series IV. Miscellaneous

Box-folder 1: 23

Clippings 1946, 1953

Box-folder 1: 24

American Guild of Musical Artists, card 1943

Box-folder 1: 25

Guest Column by Lehmann 1936 June 15

Box-folder 1: 26

Contracts, Nat. Concert and Artists Corp. 1947

Box-folder 1: 27

List of checks drawn by Lehmann 1943

Box-folder 2: 1

My Many Lives, bound manuscript undated